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Old 11-25-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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Cool Anyone with Meyle Control Arms and/or Koni Yellows?

I'm actually trying to remove them from the car (swapping springs for winter). But there isn't enough clearance to remove the Strut body from the spindle.

I've read that the Meyle arms don't have as much movement; I'm short about 1" clearance... tried moving the wheel, etc. with no change.

If you have installed/removed Koni's with Meyle arms, did you have the same issue?

Any tips? Thanks.

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Old 11-25-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
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You might try unbolting the bushing end of the control arm.If that fails, disconnect the ball joint at the spindle.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:12 PM   #3
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The control ARM should not be a problem. I would just play with It. Make sure u fully loosen the bolts that hold the strut in place. Then push down so the plates clear and rotate the assembly till it pops out.

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Old 11-26-2010, 11:59 PM   #4
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The control ARM should not be a problem. I would just play with It. Make sure u fully loosen the bolts that hold the strut in place. Then push down so the plates clear and rotate the assembly till it pops out.

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It shouldn't, but it does happen.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:09 AM   #5
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update: I had to compress the springs on the car for removal.
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